Best practices wrt. Changelog entries in spec file (upstream vs. specfile)

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at
Sun Apr 30 15:53:04 UTC 2006

>>>>> "JS" == Joost Soeterbroek <joost at> writes:

JS> I do think it is relevant to include upstream changelog also.

Generally you include the upstream changelog as %doc.  I suppose it
would be a good idea to include a summary of major changes in your
package %changelog and it might be worth discussing whether it should
be mandatory when the changes might negatively impact users, as in the
case of incompatible config files changes or the like.  Some people
actually look at the packages before they install them.

 - J<

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